We’ve All Been There: The Online Fight

Your best friend totally stabbed you in the back…again. You don’t even know why you are friends with her anymore. Ok, so she is really fun to go out with and is the best person to lay in bed and watch a movie with, but the back stabbing and sh*t-talking has got to stop.

What a bitch. Seriously, the next time you see her you are going to open a major can of whoop ass and tell her everything that is on your mind: she’s a crappy friend, you can’t trust her, and those jeans you told her you liked? Yeah, they make her look FAT!

You sit in your room waiting for her to come home, stewing. Each passing minute brings out more and more anger, and you think of more things you can’t wait to say to her. You have never been this angry. You are afraid she is going to cry. You have been waiting to say these things for a long time and there is no telling how it is all going to go down.

You hear her come home. She drops her things and comes and finds you in your room.

“Hey!” She says, in that annoyingly chipper tone.

“Hey,” you reply.

“What’s up?”

“Nothin’, just studying. How was your day?” So, you chicken out. She just looks so normal and happy and you don’t know how to verbally bitch slap someone to her face. You know she doesn’t mean to be a bad friend, and you feel bad unleashing all that anger on her. And having to watch her reaction.

She starts talking about your other friends and the things they are saying about you, and you begin getting angry again. How could you not confront her?! But you can’t. Not to her face. She eventually makes her way back to her own room and signs online.

You see her name pop up on your Facebook chat list and that is when you let it all out.

“You know how I said I was fine? Well I’m not fine! You are a crappy friend….”

Sure, she was just in your room. Yeah, she can hear you tapping your foot through the wall. Ok, so you couldn’t say this stuff to her face; it is just so much easier online! Why have to tell her something to her face when you can hide behind your MacBook and not have to see her reactions? There is nothing wrong with doing it this way, is there? You will get it all out and then have the make up hug in person; it’s basically the same thing.

Actually, it’s better. You are getting it all off your chest and this way you have time to think about what you want to say and feel so much more comfortable saying it online. You’re protected and safe making you much less likely to pussy out of saying what’s really on your mind, and you can do it all with sad/angry music playing in the background to set the mood. (Try doing that while talking to someone face to face.) Plus, there are emoticons, which are basically like talking to someone in person. Right? Right. Anyways, you do everything else online (like shopping, researching and telling boys you like them), so why not this?

Eventually, fingers cramped and armpits sweaty, you say what you need to say. She says what she needs to say. You both throw a few “XOXO smiley face” IMs in there and it’s over. You both get up from your computers, meet in the kitchen for a snack and carry on as if nothing ever happened.

Don’t worry; you’re not alone. In fact, I’ve got the Kings of Leon blaring as I’m having an online fight with my BFF right this second. In 2011, I feel it’s the only way to go.



    1. Hmmm says:

      This article makes the author look passive aggressive. I’m hoping this was a hoax. Grow up and get a life. If you’re having issues with your friend, talk to her in person. Write in an offline diary til you grow some cojones. Don’t write an article advising others to flame each other and start online drama- that’s so high school.

      1. MoonLady says:

        so darn true considering I am so over online fights and drama. it is so pointless and stupid. whats the point. its not even face to face, smh…how does nething get solved with just words typed lmao. do you even know who is behind the computer screen…can you see their body dum. Its even dumber for people to end relations because of online drama. i swear we all need to grow up. word!

    2. Marissa says:

      My best friend did this to me. I haven't talked to her in two months. If you think it's okay to confront someone over facebook or text, then maybe you should consider what exactly you're confronting them about. My best friend told me off because a mutual friend asked me if my BFF was smart, and I said "Yes, she's really studious."

      Well apparently I was wrong, because she's not studious enough to know that "studious" is a compliment, not a negative thing.

      So long story short (or kinda long, I guess) please NEVER confront someone over the internet or text. Call them, or even skype them for goodness' sakes. But the best possible way, is calmly and in person.

    3. anon says:

      Yep, I agree that it is VERY immature to try and confront someone online. This screams passive aggressiveness. I know firsthand how screwed up it is to have your once best friend wait to voice her problems with me until I was gone and could belittle me online. Realized she wasn’t the person I thought she was and the funny thing? She said I changed. Learning experience honestly and with her true immature colors waving, I ended the friendship. Her loss.

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